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How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …

American Overlander: Frost River Navigator

While cruising the aisles of the Outdoor Retailer show last summer, I spotted a small and unassuming booth with one of the most impressive collection …

Paleo Profile: The Greatest Auk

At nearly three feet tall and weighing ten pounds, the Great Auk was the bulkiest member of its family of seabirds. But, despite its name, it wasn’t the largest of all time. Between 8.7 and 4.9 million years ago, there was an even bigger auk.<p>The bird, named <i>Miomancalla howardae</i> by paleontologist N. …

Paleontology

Restoring Dignity to Spain’s Mistreated Hunting Dogs

Photographer Martin Usborne was seriously disturbed by the plight of the Spanish hunting dog. Bred for their speed and agility, Usborne says up to 100,000 dogs are abandoned or killed at the end of the Spanish hare-coursing season because they are deemed too old or too slow. To bring attention to …

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Travel

The Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Catch

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. These are some of the most imposing predators to stalk the land, not to mention the dark corners of our imagination. But these beasts didn’t always rule. They’re part of a relatively recent reign – that of the Carnivora – that out-competed other mammalian lines …

Paleontology

Seeing Exploration in Madagascar Through New Eyes

Changing Planet<p>Years of repeated research means familiar faces in Madagascar. Here, Tojo smiles at the camera in Angavokely, District of Manjakandriana, Madagascar. (Photo by Cara Brook)<p><i>“You’re telling me you’re not nostalgic, then give me another word for it” —Joan Baez, “Diamonds and Rust”</i><p>It’s …

How WISE Works

If you grew up in the era of the Apollo program, the space shuttles and the Hubble telescope, you're probably accustomed to thinking of space …

Universe

Strange Fossil Filter Feeder Was an Ancient Survivor

Paleontologist Jakob Vinther pointed to a rust-colored boulder sitting on the black lab table. “What do you think that is?”, he asked. I hadn’t a clue. I was used to looking at bones – often really big saurian bones – and I couldn’t pick out any endoskeletal signs in the stone. It was mostly the …

Dinosaurs

Mystery plumes on Mars puzzle scientists

Amateur astronomers spotted them first, but they show up in Hubble images, too. Astronomers are scratching their heads, wondering these mystery …

A mysterious star called Epsilon Aurigae

One of the most puzzling stars in all the heavens is Epsilon Aurigae. It’s an eclipsing binary star, but doesn’t behave exactly as one would expect. …

Astronomy